No shortage of essential goods; necessary measures taken – Basil

No shortage of essential goods; necessary measures taken – Basil

No shortage of essential goods; necessary measures taken – Basil

Written by Zulfick Farzan

23 Feb, 2022 | 5:50 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has said that necessary measures have been taken to ensure there is no shortage in the supply of essential goods to the country.

Speaking at the meeting with state officials at the Presidential Secretariat chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (23), the Finance Minister said a mechanism is also in place to inquire into the shortcomings at the regional level and obtain information via the Divisional Secretariats.

The meet was held to raise awareness on the government’s forward plans, and speaking at the meeting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa noted that it is his aspiration that all state institutions commit to serving the general public.

“A majority of the public servants wish to work. What is required is supervision, guidance, and encouragement and that will lead to a productive service,” the President told the meeting.

He stressed the need for Governors, and the Secretaries of Ministries, Provinces, and Districts, as well as all high-ranking state officials, to personally intervene to provide leadership in this effort.

The President recalled the fact that he personally visits state offices and supervises them, called on the Governors and state officials to also visit all institutions under their purview and conduct inspections, whilst encouraging the staff.

“We are here to ensure the people survive and the proper environment for that needs to be created. In this effort, it is paramount for officials to fullfill their duties and responsibilities,” said the President.

The President had pointed out that renewable energy sources can be obtained to meet the growing demand for electricity and urged support for the government’s long-term and short-term efforts.

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